Future Arcola, coming soon...

Future Arcola Home (Colourworks)

In January 2011 we will be moving to Ashwin St, opposite the Dalston Junction Station. We are hard at work converting a beautiful 19th Century factory. It is the former home of Reeves - makers of paint for the likes of Turner - and appropriately named Colourworks.


Moving to the Colourworks building on Ashwin Street is the next step in the evolution of Arcola Theatre. It will help us to build upon 10 years of acclaimed operations at our original Dalston home, which is to be converted to luxury flats.

On Ashwin Street we will recreate all of the spaces in our original home – two professional studio theatres, workshop/ rehearsal space, café/bar and green technology incubator. We will also add a second workshop/rehearsal space to accommodate our burgeoning youth & community programme and expand the technology incubator.

At the centre of Dalston, Ashwin Street has tremendous transport links, including two London Overground lines and bus routes direct to most areas of London. There will be trains to Dalston from Highbury & Islington every five minutes and trains fromWhitechapel every ten minutes – it will be like we are on the tube.

In keeping with our commitment to environmental sustainability and access for all, we will be re-fitting the building in a radical, DIY and sustainable way.

Please do come and get involved - email build@arcolatheatre.com and/or if you can support our appeal please visit www.arcolatheatre.com/appeal


To find our more information please see the dispay boards from our Story of London Festival Open Day (click on the thumbnails below):



And for some Dalston Cultural History:
- Dalston Theatre
- Four Aces Club
- Dalston Mill
- Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
- Dalston Cultural Timeline

Moving to Colourworks on Ashwin Street is the first step in the realisation of Future Arcola, for more information) or see:

- Future Arcola: the Grand Design
- Future Arcola Brochure
- See Press Releases & Coverage
- See Launch Presentations & Images
- Visit the Future Arcola Project Blog
- Read about the 18 Arcolas pre-launch exhibition and student project

www.arcolatheatre.com / www.arcolaenergy.com

To be kept up to date email future@arcolatheatre.com